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Security Studies (SS)

Faculty Coordinator: Scott Nelson 

The certificate in security studies is open to Virginia Tech and non-degree graduate students interested in learning more about conflict, security, and war.  Students will explore U.S. foreign policy-making and its impact on the world.   The certificate is uniquely geared for students interested in careers in national security, the military, intelligence, legislatures, think-tanks, and NGOs.  Courses are offered in Blacksburg, Arlington, and online.

The requirements for the certificate are completion of a total of twelve credit hours, 6 credits in required courses and 6 elective hours. Students must receive a grade of B or better in each course.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Security Studies will be considered from students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Virginia Tech and from non-degree and Commonwealth Campus students who have been permitted to take courses by the Graduate School.